The Chicago White Sox have announced that left-handed ace Chris Sale will be returning to the line up on Thursday to face the New York Yankees.
ESPN Chicago wrote the following about Sale’s potential return:
“Sale, an American League All-Star selection the past two years, went on the disabled list on April 22 with a left flexor strain. He was 3-0 with a 2.30 ERA in four starts before the injury. The team confirmed his return on Twitter.”
Here is the Tweet by the White Sox:
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) May 21, 2014
In his lone rehab start against the Durham Bulls last week, Sale struck out 11 batters.
This season Sale is 3-0 with a 2.30 ERA. He has 29 strikeouts. He tossed a bullpen session on Tuesday.
Having Sale back in the lineup will be a huge boost for this ball club, because they really need another pitcher in the rotation they can relay on. My guess will be Scott Carroll will be sent down because of her recent starts.
Carroll is 1-3 on the season with an ERA of 6.49 in five starts. He’s pitched 26.1 innings, allowing 42 hits and 19 earned runs.
In his past three starts, Carroll has allowed 31 hits and 18 earned runs.
The team just hasn’t been the same since Sale has left the rotation with his let flexor injury, but let’s all hope that he’s fully recovered and nothing else happens to his arm, as this seems to be the season of bad pitcher injuries throughout MLB.
The White Sox need their dominating ace back to be a legitimate rotation once again. Sale will oppose a TBA pitcher for the Yankees.
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